We need to prepare our children to participate in our rapidly changing world where work and every day activities are being transformed by a variety of developing technologies.The new Computing curriculum develops both skills and knowledge, putting a clearer emphasis on three key areas of learning:
Computer Science- how computers work, how to write algorithms and solve problems and to eventually create a computer program.
Information Technology- how data is represented and managed on computers.
Digital Literacy- how to understand digital information and interact with it safely and appropriately.
The aim of the new curriculum is to build an understanding of how computers work and how they can be used in pupils' lives- both in their future employment and to enable them to be good 21st Century global citizens.
Our pupils are taught Computing but also have the opportunity to use technology to support their learning in other areas of the curriculum. Children have access to laptops and ipads as well as digital cameras, microphones, Beebots and remote control vehicles. Every classroom has a laptop and interactive whiteboard linked wirelessly to broadband internet.
Children at BPNS are also taught how to enjoy using technology safely through e-safety lessons, awareness events such as Safer Internet Day and our e-safety award scheme. For more information please see our e-safety page.
Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term.